I've never done a Sew and Tell with AmyLou and I think it's time! Head over there to see some great projects.
But around Wednesday, I started getting the itch to sew. And my new Parisville fabric was screaming to get out of the box.
So I pulled everything out and decided to make the Whimsy Bag from LazyGirl Designs. I needed a new purse that was larger than what I'm currently carrying. Since I'm generally carrying diapers, sippy cups and goldfish, this bag is great. It's actually a tote and is 12x12 with a 4 inch boxed bottom so it stands up on its own. The only thing I'm not thrilled with is there is no closure up top. I may add on a button strap or something just to keep it somewhat closed.
I was surprised at how large the cameos are when I got the fabrics. The measurement from the top of the bag to the top of the pocket is 5 inches and there is more of that cameo in the pocket. I had plans to fussy cut that for my next quilt, but I'm rethinking it because of the scale. Or I have to rethink the quilt design I have in mind! What do you do with your super large scale prints? It seems a shame to cut this into small pieces.